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[29 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
Indian Women Embody Hope and Resilience

Tinni Dutta
Kolkata, India
“The highest conception of womanhood is alleviating the suffering of those around us by embracing them with our hope and resilience.”
I am a psychologist by training, and I work as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Asutosh College. I began my career working at the Human Development & Research Institute (HDRI), a pioneer organization in the field of Drug Addiction and HIV/AIDS in Kolkata, India. Through my work, I have learned that empathy, acceptance, open-mindedness and nonjudgmental attitude are important qualities that are often embodied by women working …

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[8 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
In the Same World: Feminism, Writing, Social Justice

Kirthi Jayakumar
“In the same world where women would be in charge of making peace, the bodies of women would be battlegrounds where war would be waged ceaselessly.”
When I was 15, I told myself that I would follow a career in Humanitarian Affairs and Development. I would never become a feminist. I would never, ever stand and scream until I’m hoarse saying that I needed rights as a woman. I counted on myself as empowered, and found it ridiculous to hear women cry that they suffered “deprivation” of rights. I found …

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[25 Oct 2012 | 26 Comments | ]
What Does It Mean to Be Kashmiri?

Inshah Malik
“We in Kashmir are not Arabs, Iranians, Turks, or Indians. We are Kashmiris, and with the acceptance that we have our own identity and narrative, we can have meaningful exchanges with the world.”
Kashmir: a place that evokes both appreciation for beauty and a horrific fear as South Asia’s most militarized zone, infested with a culture of lawlessness, impunity, and an explicit celebration of militarism. Kashmir is home to a 90% Muslim majority population and is often positioned as ‘concentrated minority,’ as against the ‘dominant majority’ of the Indian mainstream. …

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[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Aditi Bhaduri: Journalism Rooted in Empathy

-Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor-in-Chief
Aditi Bhaduri is an independent journalist who uses the media to inspire action for change. Her stories consistently highlight women who build peace in regions wracked by conflict, promote healing for conflict survivors, and resist injustice. Though based in India, she has a particular interest in the Middle East. She has reported for Haaretz (Israel), Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Gulf News (UAE), Newsline (Pakistan), and Women’s eNews (USA), as well as Women’s Feature Service, The Deccan Herald, and other Indian media outlets.
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